Florida Red Illicium

Illicium floridanum


Member Price: $79.95

Florida Red Illicium
Florida Red Illicium
Florida Red Illicium

Florida Red Illicium

Illicium floridanum

Price: $89.95

Member Price: $79.95

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The Florida Red Illicium (Illicium floridanum) is an intriguing evergreen shrub native to the Southeastern United States, particularly Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Known for its attractive foliage, unique flowers, and aromatic qualities, this plant is a versatile and eye-catching addition to any landscape.

The Overall Plant

The Florida Red Illicium is a slow-growing, dense shrub that typically reaches a height and width of 6 to 10 feet. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10, making it suitable for various climates. This low-maintenance plant is ideal for woodland gardens, mixed borders, or as an understory planting. It can also be used as a hedge or screen for added privacy. The Florida Red Illicium prefers partial to full shade and well-draining, acidic soil rich in organic matter.

The Flowers

One of the most distinctive features of the Florida Red Illicium is its unique, star-shaped flowers. The plant produces maroon to deep red flowers in the spring, which are approximately 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The flowers have a subtle, pleasant fragrance, which becomes more pronounced when the plant is grown in the shade. These flowers not only add visual interest to the landscape but also attract pollinators like butterflies.

The Foliage

The Florida Red Illicium is also known for its attractive, glossy foliage. The evergreen leaves are elliptical to lance-shaped, measuring 4 to 6 inches in length. They have a leathery texture and are dark green on top with a lighter green underside. When crushed, the leaves release a pleasant, anise-like aroma, which is why the plant is sometimes referred to as "Florida Anise" or "Anise Tree."

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 6-10 ft.

Mature width: 6-10 ft.

Sunlight: Partial-Full Shade

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-10